Kyle Busch Motorsports announces ’16 driver lineup

After a successful summer that included a win at Eldora Speedway, dirt track racer Christopher Bell is moving up to a national series full-time ride with Kyle Busch Motorsports, the team announced Thursday on "Race Hub."

Bell has won two of the three Super Late Model tour races he has entered this year, with a runner-up finish in the third. He also had a runner-up finish at Iowa Speedway in the K&N Pro Series West in May. And in addition to his victory at Eldora, he also has a top-five finish at Iowa among his five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races in 2015.

Bell, 20, is the 2013 USAC National Midget Champion.

Another up-and-comer, William Byron, is joining Bell at KBM in 2016. Byron, who is 17 and still in high school, attending Country Day School in Charlotte, North Carolina, just wrapped up the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship driving for HScott Motorsports.

Byron led the championship standings since the third race of the season, finishing up Oct. 3 at Dover with four wins, five top fives and 11 top 10s in 14 starts. He will be crowned series champion Dec. 12.

The third member of the KBM roster for 2016 is Cody Coughlin, a 19-year-old driver who has come up through the Joe Gibbs Racing development organization. Coughlin ran two NCWTS events in 2015, finishing 20th at both Kentucky and Michigan.

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Daniel Suarez will also contribute on a part-time basis, sharing a ride with Coughlin.

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